Policy paper

Controls over firearms: response to second report of the Home Affairs Committee Session

This publication was published under the 1997 to 2001 Labour government

The government response to the second report from the Home Affairs Committee (session 1999 to 2000, HC 95).



In July 1999 the Home Affairs Committee (HAC) of the House of Commons announced its intention to hold an inquiry into controls on firearms. The committee published its report ‘Controls over firearms’ and included a number of recommendations. The government has considered the committee’s recommendations carefully and this paper sets out the government’s response.